Welcome to the Art for Hair Blog!

We love creating hand-crafted hair sticks, hair forks and matching jewelry to show off the beauty of long hair! Our blog features our designs, different ways to put long hair up, as well as how to care for and grow long hair and features on other Etsy craftspeople.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Custom Length Hair Forks now at DaWanda

We're continuing to add hair sticks and forks to our DaWanda shop, and now have descriptions in French, German and English! Today we added these custom length hair forks - you choose the length when you order, and we'll carve it for you! There is no 'one-size fits all' with hair sticks and forks - everyone needs a different length, based on hair length, hair type, styles done and personal preference. Our forks at DaWanda will all be made especially for the buyer, to their specified length.

How do I know what length hair fork I need?
If you have never used a fork before, and don't know what length you will require, it is easy to measure with the help of a partner. First, you need to take a pencil, or hair stick if you have one, and make a cinnamon bun. We have illustrated instructions on our website here but what you need to do is first hold your hair back in a ponytail. Do not use a hair band! Start twisting the tail of the ponytail, so it forms a 'rope'. When it is tight, it will feel like it wants to curl up on itself. Coil the rope around the base of the ponytail. Insert your pencil or hairstick through the bun and scalp hair, starting at about the 1 o'clock position, making sure to weave the pencil/stick in and out of the bun and scalp hair so that the bun is held securely to your head.

Now ask your partner to measure the distance across the bun, ie the length of the pencil/stick which is hidden inside the bun hair. Now consider how much of the fork you wish to be seen on either side of the bun. For most people, this is about 1-1.5 inches, as too much 'extra' fork prong will make your bun look small and be unwieldy. Add this measurement to your first measurement, and you have the functional length of fork you need. This measurement does not include the decorative top of the fork, and is the length you need to know to order your own custom-length fork, to perfectly suit your hair.


Petula Wright said...

Your hair art is very cool! I've never seen so many different kinds... very nice.

Wish my hair was long so I could try some. :-)

Syn said...

These are beautiful! Right now, my hair is to my lower back. I am getting a bunch cut off for Locks of Love but will still have plenty left over for one of these. I'll come back once I get my hair cut to see what length I need!

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